Author Topic: What is this? Coma? Comatic aberration?  (Read 451 times)

frederikboving

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What is this? Coma? Comatic aberration?
« on: October 04, 2021, 14:37:08 »
Comes with the Nikon 50mm AF 1.4D + the same in 1.8G.
I tried to stress the lens to produce some coma, and the attached is what I got.
Some long "arms" stretching north and south from the center of the light spot.
This is the extreme corner of the frame you see in the image. Snipe from LR.

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Re: What is this? Coma? Comatic aberration?
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2021, 14:54:39 »
This is an illustrative example to explain how coma looks like.  :)
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Re: What is this? Coma? Comatic aberration?
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2021, 15:42:50 »
I thought coma would point to the center of the frame?

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Re: What is this? Coma? Comatic aberration?
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2021, 16:19:45 »
Indeed. These must be crops from the lower left corner. The two "wings" point away from the center, and are arranged symetrically around the radius.
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Re: What is this? Coma? Comatic aberration?
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2021, 20:44:48 »
I thought coma would point to the center of the frame?

If I understand correctly, the direction of the coma will depend on the balance of the correction of the related aberrations.
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Re: What is this? Coma? Comatic aberration?
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2021, 08:12:14 »
Pure coma, without much chromatic aberrations included.